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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Imperial Stout
Dublin, Ireland
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Irish Stout
Note: Brewed to a different recipe than the 2006 version.
Previously 7%


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (9571) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2012
330mL bottle, pours black with a medium beige head. Aroma of bittersweet dark chocolate, light roast, and some feint butterscotch. Flavour of toffee / butterscotch, some dry roasted malt and bitter cocoa powder. Certainly not an impie, at least by North American standards, with a fairly restrained and a bit watery body. Quite a bitter finish, likely from the roast, which is quite harsh toward the end. All in all, a pretty boring stout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (2397) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 25, 2012
330 ml bottle. Pours black with medium head. Aromas of dates, tar, and cardboard. Flavors of chocolate powder, biscuits, slightly sour dark fruit, and burnt coffee. Dry. Imperial stout? I don’t know, but quite nice.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (3968) - - OCT 24, 2012
growler pour. not entirely black with ruby highlights under a foamy beige head. roasted barley with lesser notes of milk chocolate and green vegetables with a hint of tart. roast and milk chocolate with an odd, salty or tart finish. very dry, chalky. high carbonation. lightish body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (22854) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2012
Bottled (From Beers Of Europe). Pitch black colour, small brown head. Aroma is tar, some liquorice, alcohol, mild nutty notes as well as some syrup. Flavour is quite similar, with a slight alcohol burn in the finish. Also some quite spicy notes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 20, 2012
The head is medium-robust, the color brown, the body black. It smells sweet-CO², sweet-chocolate, roastmalty. The taste is coffee, roasty, a bit bitter chocolate with chili, roasty-very nice. Full bodied and very nice! 12/12/12/13/13/13

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6024) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Draft at the Birch. Presents with a big frothy head of tan atop a nice muddy beer. This drinks with an exceptionally sweet front end and only a little medicinal burn on the back side. Scarily easy to drink. (#4796, 10/6/2012)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (3632) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2012
Fra flaske på Cardinal: aroma av bjørnebær. En god og bæraktig smak og ettersmak. Kom for sent på kvelden til å få en helt saklig vurdering, må prøves på nytt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10801) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2012
Bottled. Pitch Black coloured. Dense light Brown head. Aroma: roast, Liqourice, light tar! Vague smoke and vague coffee. Flavour: roast, smoke, chocolate, tar, coffee and then some. Medium bodied. Ends heavy roasted bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2517) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle from Beers of Europe
Black, big tan frothy head, good lacing
Aroma of dark malts, lots of soft roasted malts, bit of spiciness, touch of dark sugars, not a big aroma
Taste - Rich dark dryish malts, soft smoke, soft roasted malts, some unusual roasted malt in there (maybe the yeast), coffee, touch of bitter plain chocolate, hint of treacle, quite simple but good clean flavour
Palate - Medium carb and body, oily palate. Finish - dry, roasted malts, bitter and a bit tangy linger
Overall - Interesting stout, rather dry and has a slight tang on the finish. There is a spicyness in there too. Not amazing but pretty solid

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
Bottle. Pours an almost pitch black color with a tan head. Aroma is of roasted malt, coffee, ashy and burnt notes, liquorice and tar. The flavor follows the nose and is fairly roasty and burnt, I get the ashy and tar notes, coffee and liquorice. The body is medium with a dry mouth feel. Overall a solid Imperial Stout, but nothing special.


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